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Goldwind wins new US orders

UNITED STATES: Goldwind has won two US orders with a combined capacity of 7.5MW for its 1.5MW direct drive turbine.

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The turbines will be installed in two wind farms respectively located in Ohio and Rhode Island.

The Gilbane Building Company has ordered three for the Narragansett Bay Commission wind project in Providence, Rhode Island. In Ohio, VH Cooper is purchasing two turbines for the Cooper Farms’ Wind VW Project.

In 2010, China exported 13 wind turbines, totaling 15.55MW. Exporting wind turbines has become a strategic target for leading Chinese wind turbine makers as they compete to take up a larger share of the world market.

Tim Rosenzweig, chief executive of Goldwind USA Inc., the American arm of Goldwind, said "Goldwind has achieved marvelous results in tapping the world market since our American arm was established a year ago. Our company has employed local staff workers and cooperated with local suppliers. It proves effective to promote our internationalized expansion through a localization strategy." 

In early 2010, Goldwind integrated into the grid three 1.5MW wind turbines in UILK Wind Farm, Pipestone Town of Minnesota. It was Goldwind' s first wind farm project in the United States, and also its first MW-level wind farm project in overseas areas.

In December 2010, Goldwind was handed a 20-year PPA from Commonwealth Edison for its 109MW Shady Oaks project.

Shady Oaks is the first large U.S. wind farm to use Chinese-made turbines -- Goldwind's 1.5MW direct-drive permanent-magnet turbines.

Tim Rosenzweig expects construction of the Shady Oaks project to start in late spring or early summer, and be completed by the end of 2011.

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